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Zero G Software's SolutionArchitect Supports Solution Installation Standard

Zero G Introduces SolutionArchitect, Enabling a Dramatic Improvement in Enterprise Software Deployment

Zero G Partners Including Cisco, Nortel, and Reuters Already Exploring New Technologies Using Solution Installation Standard

San Francisco, CA; Grapevine, Texas, USA. July 19, 2004. Rational Software Development User Conference.

Zero G Software, the experts in the deployment and delivery of enterprise applications, today introduced SolutionArchitect. SolutionArchitect is a software installation and configuration solution for building ready-to-deploy software packages using the new Solution Installation packaging standard. Designed to dramatically improve the process of packaging software, SolutionArchitect produces self-configuring and self-healing software packages, and can combine these packaged components together into complete, customized software solutions that can then be deployed using Zero G's award-winning multiplatform application deployment solution InstallAnywhere.

Zero G is giving its partners and customers a chance to be the first to use SolutionArchitect through an exclusive early access program that is already underway with leading companies. Participants are among the first to build reusable software deployment modules, and the SolutionArchitect early access program allows them to join Zero G partners such as Cisco Systems, Nortel Networks, and Reuters in exploring new technologies and solutions using the Solution Installation packaging format.

"Using SolutionArchitect, enterprise development teams and software solution-builders will dramatically reduce software deployment costs," said Eric N. Shapiro, CEO of Zero G Software. "Participants in the early access program for SolutionArchitect are already creating flexible, self-configuring software packages that intelligently capture the requirements, dependencies, and structure of complex componentized software systems."

SolutionArchitect utilizes Solution Installation, a new deployment specification co-authored and submitted as a proposed standard to the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). The Solution Installation Schema, publicly announced last week by Zero G, IBM, and Novell, is focused on solving the packaging and deployment problems inherent in complex application solutions.

"There's a lot of interest in Solution Installation, because enterprise development teams know that self-configuring software packages will open the door to huge savings in terms of overall costs and man-hours," said David Bartlett, Director of Autonomic Computing at IBM. "Zero G's new SolutionArchitect product has the ability to empower software developers with the control and flexibility of Solution Installation technology."

The introduction of SolutionArchitect coincides with this year's Rational Software Development User Conference, held through July 22 in Grapevine, Texas, where Zero G has been invited by IBM to participate in discussions regarding the impact and importance of Solution Installation technologies.

For general information about participation in the early access program for SolutionArchitect, or to learn more about Zero G's vision for the future of enterprise software deployment visit

About Zero G Software

Zero G expertise and leadership is driving innovation in enterprise software management, and transforming the way companies deploy, deliver, and configure applications. The recognized leader in multiplatform software deployment since 1996, Zero G's award-winning line of enterprise-class products includes InstallAnywhere, the de facto standard for multiplatform installation; InstallAnywhere.NET, an innovative Windows Installer solution; SolutionArchitect, the next-generation solution for creating self-configuring, self-healing software packages; and PowerUpdate, the industry's first multiplatform update tool. Zero G solutions and services are relied upon by thousands of the world's top commercial software producers, including IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Novell, Borland, and Sun Microsystems. Privately-held Zero G Software, Inc. is based in San Francisco, and can be reached at +1-415-512-7771, or at

Prepared by Robin Cover for The XML Cover Pages archive. See other details in the news story "W3C Member Submission from IBM and Novell: Solution Installation Schema."

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